"The Sunday of All Saints is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost. . . . The ministry of the Holy Spirit enlightens mankind, and makes us able to attain the destiny God has predestined us to obtain. The Saints are those who have shown forth the fruits of the Spirit abundantly. Is it not appropriate that… Continue reading Sunday of All Saints
Father Seraphim will serve a general Pannykhida (prayers service for the repose of the souls of those who have departed before us) at approximately 4:30 on Saturday, before the Vigil for Pentecost.
On Sunday, May 27th, the Church celebrates the Holy Feast of Pentecost. "The Holy Spirit that Christ had promised to his disciples came on the day of Pentecost (Jn 14:26, 15:26; Lk 24:49; Acts 1:5). The apostles received "the power from on high," and they began to preach and bear witness to Jesus as… Continue reading Pentecost
About the Ascension, from the Law of God (see below for Russian text): When the day of the Jewish Pentecost drew near, the disciples of Christ returned from Galilee to Jerusalem. On the fortieth day after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, they were all together in one house. Jesus Christ appeared to them and spoke… Continue reading About the Ascension
On Thursday, we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, "when, on the fortieth day after His Resurrection, Jesus led His disciples to the Mount of Olives, and after blessing them and asking them to wait for the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit, He ascended into heaven" (www.goarch.org). Wednesday, 6:00 PM – Molieban… Continue reading Services and meetings for May 14th-20th
On the 6th Sunday of Pascha, we remember when our Lord healed the man who was born blind. Information on this feast can be found here:http://www.oca.org/OCchapter.asp?SID=2&ID=77 We also remember the Holy Apostle James, the son of Zebedee, whose life can be found here:http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=101248 . This is also the last Sunday of Pascha. On Thursday of… Continue reading Services for the 6th Sunday of Pascha
There will be a molieban for our parish on Friday at 6:30, at the church. Please come, and join us in praying for God’s will for our community as we continue to struggle with building maintenance problems and as we explore our options with our new land in McKinney.
I just found a short article overviewing the Church’s celebration of the period between Pascha and Pentecost. It can be found here: http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles7/BarakosLent.php.
On the 5th Sunday of Pascha, we remember Christ’s conversation with the Samaritan woman by Jacob’s well, in which he promises that “whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting… Continue reading 5th Sunday of Pascha